Electric Cinema London

Electric Cinema London

5 4 Reviews


Cinemas in London - Notting Hill
191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2ED
+44 (0) 20 7229 8688
http://www.electriccinema.co.uk

The Electric Cinema is housed in a Grade II listed building which has been revived and restored for the 21st century. They have an eclectic programme of films and events including late-night screenings and double-bills.
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Electric Cinema London Reviews


Movie Lovers Paradise - This place is the best cinema I've ever been to anywhere, and as someone who normaly goes to the cinema a couple of time a week, I've been to A LOT of them.

Everything from the armchairs, to the building, to the food is just outstanding. If I could create my perfect cinema this would be it. Any big film I'm really looking forward to I make sure I see it here.

I could keep going on but I think you get the picture. Where ever you are in London, make the effort to come here, it's outstanding!!!!  
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Rating  5

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Just like your lounge, only bigger - I've loved going to The Electric Cinema for years. What the others say is 100% true, it really is the most luxurious cinematic experience in London. But after my last visit I decided there are some downsides, hence my 4* rating.
(i) nowadays they mostly show Hollywood blockbusters.. I miss the days of the more arty flicks
(ii) drinking wine with the film is great but as a result of most people consuming alcohol during the film, midway through you get half the cinema traipsing in and out of the loos
(iii) lack of popcorn (as previously stated) and finally
(iv) everytime I have been there the film starts late. This is really only an issue when you have dinner reservations after the film and forgot that they always run late.

However the fantastic leather arm chairs and foot stools; combined with a few glasses of chardonnay make this the best place to see a film in London!  

Rating  4

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Chillaxin at the movies - The Electric Cinema is the best invention since sliced bread. A cinema that has large comfortable leather chairs with foot rests plus serves alcohol? Heaven for me. The prices are a little steeper than your average cinema (12.50£), but it is definitely worth it. They also recently launched an online ticket booking service which is great considering that for good movies they are usually sold out a few weeks in advance. Don't ever even consider popping down there on a weekend and think you will get in without a reservation...

A tip: If you are going on a nice date and want to get a little cozy, you can even opt for a large leather sofa in the back of the theatre.

My only complaint is that they don't serve popcorn. Damn it, how can you go to the movies with no popcorn? It just doesn't seem right. Usually I drown my sorrows in an entire bottle of wine to make up for this let down.  

Rating  5

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Classy Place for a Film - The Electric is an amazing little theater on Portobello Road. Although it is tied in with a member's club, it is also open to the public and is surprisingly competitive with the Odeons and other mainstream cinemas of London in terms of cost despite offering considerably posher viewing conditions.
The theater has somewhere around 100 seats, ranging from ordinary cinema style seats up front, to more casual loungers with footrests in the back rows and even a pair of somewhat scandalous seeming 'couches' (they look more like beds to my eyes) tucked away in the back for couples to cuddle on in the dark room. The screen and sound quality are top notch, and there is also a full bar with a range of fancy snacks to nibble on during the film.
The range of films tend to be somewhat eclectic, and online reservation for tickets is almost essential, as the seating is limited and usually all reserved well in advance of the screening. Still, considering how outrageously priced the regular cinema is, from tickets to concessions, I don't see any reason to ignore a more comfortable and spretentious option like the Electric.  
Tags: classy, eclectic films, on-line reservations

Rating  5

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